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Domoic acid/human health
 

December 22, 2017CDPH Lifts Dungeness Crab Health Advisory in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties

December 7, 2017-WA - Dungeness Crab Domoic Acit Test Results 2017-18 Season

November 15, 2017- WA - Dungeness Crab Domoic Acit Test Results

October 31, 2017 - WA - Preseason Dungeness Crab Test Fishery Results - October 2017

October 20, 2017-WA - Domoic Acid Test Results for Crab Viscera

October 23, 2017-OR - Crab harvest closure extended on Oregon coast

October 20, 2017-OR - Portion of Oregon coast closed to recreational crab harvest

- CA - CDPH Domoic monitoring page that will post the latest CA results once processed

- OR - Process and outcomes to-date for planning future biotoxin events

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Fishing regulations/opening/closing
 

June 26, 2018WA - Changes to coastal commercial Dungeness crab eff. July 1

June 4, 2018 - WA - Summer season for Dungeness crab starts Monday June 11

May 3, 2018 - WA - Quileute Special Management Area Changes

April 26, 2018 - WA - Quileute Special Management Area Change

April 24, 2018 - Grays Harbor dredging - Map 1 - Map 2

March 13, 2018 - WA - Quinault special management area change

February 20, 2018 - WA - Makah special managment area opens to state fishers

January 24, 2018 - WA - Fair Start Provisions rules reminder

January 10, 2018 - WA - Details on the opening of the state fishery north of Klipsan Beach

December 7, 2017 - WA - Season opening delayed in WA, OR and CA (North of Point Arena)

November 22, 2017 - OR - Crab harvesting reopens on a portion of Oregon Coast

November 20, 2017 - CA - Dungeness Crab Season Delay Notification

November 20, 2017 - WA - News Release - WDFW delays commercial crab fishery on WA coast due to low meat content

November 17, 2017 - WA - Industry Notice - Season opening delayed in WA, OR and CA

November 16, 2017 - OR - News Release - Commercial Dungeness crab season delay

November 16, 2017 - OR - Industry Notice for coast-wide delay

September 26, 2017 - WA - Letter to License Holders regarding Replacement Tag Program

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Crab tests
 

January 4, 2018 - 2017 Preseason Coastal Dungeness Crab Test Fishery Results for WA, OR and CA

December 15, 2017OR - Round 3 preseason testing

December 15, 2017 - WA - Long Beach Test Fishing Update

November 13, 2017 - WA - Preseason Dungeness Crab Test Fishery Results

October-OR - Oregon Crab Test Fishing Procedures (updated) and map of Crab Meat Quality Areas

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Publications & Articles
 

- Research Project to study movements and habitat use of green sturgeon, rockfish and other ocean species

- Crab Gear/Marine Mammal Interaction Workshop - March 2017 - Portland, Oregon

- FR Notice: WA Coastal Crab buyback loan paid

- A Stinky Artificial Bait Could Protect Millions of Tiny Fish - Scientific American By Roxanne Khamsi on August 24, 2016

- A synthetic crustacean bait to stem forage fish depletion Original research article from Global Ecology and Conservation 7 (2016) 238-244

- Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission − John Sackton 2015-2016 Market Outlook video

- 2014 Dungeness Crab Report

- 2012 Dungeness Crab Report

- Bering Sea fishermen set up system to retrieve lost crab pots from last year's ice movement

- Seafood Trends November 14,2011; Dungeness Crab update

- Another Stellar Crab Season Ends; ODCC

- Seafood Trends December 13, 2010

- Washington Coastal Dungeness Crab Fishery License Buy-Back Program

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2006)

- NPR Article - For Tips On Riding Financial Waves, Ask Fishermen

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2 MB PDF)

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